Professor of Strategy
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
` co-editor of Strategic Organization,
with Russ Coff, Ann Langley, Tim Rowley
` Academy of Management Review, editorial board
` Journal of Management,
Marriott School, BYU - Provo, UT
Goizueta Business School, Emory University - Atlanta, GA
2013-2015 Oxford seminars + talks
Howard Aldrich, UNC
Brian Uzzi, Northwestern
Michael Cusumano, MIT
Mauro Guillen, Wharton
Bill Starbuck, Oregon
Ezra Zuckerman, MIT
Russ Coff, U of Wisconsin
Kim Elsbach, UC Davis
Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Oregon
Mark de Rond, Cambridge
Royston Greenwood, U of Alberta
Nicolai Foss, CBS
David Seidl, U of Zurich
Erkko Autio, Imperial College
Gianpiero Petriglieri, INSEAD
Matthew Bothner, ESMT
Felipe Csaszar, U of Michigan
Andrea Prencipe, LUISS
Arne Kalleberg, UNC
research & publications
Felin, T., Kauffman, S., Mastrogiorgio, A., & Mastrogiorgio, M. (2015). Factor markets, actors and affordances.
Industrial and Corporate Change.
Felin, T., Foss, N., & Ployhart, R. (2015). Microfoundations movement in strategy and organization theory.
Academy of Management Annals.
Devins, C., Koppl, R., Kauffman, S. & Felin, T. (2015). Against design.
Arizona State Law Journal. [ssrn]
Felin, T. (2015). A forum on minds and institutions. Journal of Institutional Economics.
forum with papers by Cass Sunstein & Reid Hastie and Giovanni Dosi & Luigi Marengo.
Felin, T., Kauffman, S., Koppl, R. & Longo, G. (2014). Economic opportunity and evolution: Beyond landscapes and bounded rationality. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. [html]
Mark Buchanan discusses the above paper in Nature Physics,
Felin, T. & Zenger, T. (2014). Closed or open innovation? Problem solving and the governance choice. Research
Barney, J. & Felin, T. (2013). What are microfoundations? Academy of Management Perspectives. [scribd]
Argyres, N., Felin, T., Foss, N., & Zenger, T. (2012). Organizational economic of capability and heterogeneity. Organization Science. [html] [scribd]
Felin, T. (2012). Cosmologies of capability, markets and wisdom of crowds. Managerial and Decision Economics. [html]
Felin, T. & Foss, N. (2012). The (proper) microfoundations of routines and capabilities: a response to Winter, Pentland, Hodgson and Knudsen.
Journal of Institutional Economics. [pdf]
Felin, T., Foss, N., Heimeriks, & Madsen, T. (2012). Microfoundations of routines and capabilities: individuals, processes and structures. Journal of Management Studies.
Stirling, W., Giraud-Carrier, C., & Felin, T. (2012). A framework for the design and synthesis of coordinated social systems. Social Informatics.
Zenger, T., Felin, T. & Bigelow, L. (2011). Theories of the firm-market boundary. Academy of Management Annals. [html] [pdf]
Felin, T. & Foss, N. (2011). The endogenous origins of experience, routines and organizational capabilities: the poverty of stimulus. Journal of Institutional Economics. [pdf] [html]
Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2009). Performativity of theory, arbitrary conventions, and possible worlds: a reality check. Organization Science. [pdf] [html]
Felin, T. & Zenger, T. (2009). Entrepreneurs as theorists: on the origins of collective beliefs and novel strategies. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. [pdf] [html]
Felin, T. & Hesterly, W.S. (2007). The knowledge-based view, nested heterogeneity, and new value creation: philosophical considerations on the locus of knowledge. Academy of Management Review. [pdf] [html]
Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2006). Individuals and organizations: thoughts on a microfoundations project for strategic management and organizational analysis. Research Methodology in Strategy and Management.
Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2005). Strategic organization: a field in search of micro-foundations. Strategic Organization. [pdf] [html]
Koppl, R., Kauffman, S., Felin, T., & Longo, G. (2015a). Economics for a creative world. Journal of Institutional Economics.
Koppl, R., Kauffman, S., Felin, T., & Longo, G. (2015b). Economics for a creative world: A response to
comments. Journal of Institutional Economics.
Abell, P., Felin, T. & Foss, N. (2014). Microfoundations of social theory: A response to Jepperson and Meyer.
Stirling, W. & Felin, T. (2013). Game theory, conditional preferences and social influence. PLoS ONE. [html]
Felin, T. & Knudsen, T. (2012). A theory of nascent entrepreneurship and organization. Managerial and Decision Economics. [pdf]
Felin, T. & Zenger, T. (2011). Information aggregation, matching, and radical market-hierarchy hybrids.
King, B., Felin, T. & Whetten, D (2010).
Finding the organization in organization theory: a meta-theory of the organization as social actor.
Abell, P., Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2010). Causal and constitutive relations and the squaring of coleman's diagram: reply to Vromen. Erkenntnis. [html] [pdf]
Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2009). Social reality, the boundaries of self-fulfilling prophecy, and economics. Organization Science. [pdf] [html]
response by Ferraro, Pfeffer & Sutton. How and why theories matter: a comment on Felin and Foss [see here]; editor introduction [see here]
Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2009). Organizational routines and capabilities: Historical drift and a course-correction toward microfoundations. Scandinavian Journal of Management. [html]
King, B., Felin, T. & Whetten, D. (2009). Comparative organizational analysis.
Research in the Sociology of Organizations. [pdf]
review of volume by Peter Foreman in Administrative Science Quarterly (2010).Felin, T. & Spender, J.C. (2009). An exchange of ideas about knowledge governance: seeking first principles and microfoundations. In Knowledge Governance, edited by Foss et al. Oxford University Press.
Whetten, D., Felin, T. & King, B (2009).
Felin, T., Zenger, T., & Tomsik, J. (2009). The knowledge economy: emerging organizational forms, missing microfoundations and key considerations for managing human capital. Human Resource Management.
Abell, P., Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2008).